Pre-school Round-up: Baa Baa Black Sheep Week

Hopscotch used the rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep to aid the children’s learning last week. The children used their fine motor control to use pegs to pick up cotton wool to dip in paint as a way of mark-making a sheep. They practised their scissor skills cutting out sheep and characters from the rhyme.

The children’s maths continued to develop with them practising their counting skills, and building farms with different shaped pens for the animals.  They enjoyed describing the properties of these shapes.  Our littlest learners played farmyard skittles, which was so much fun. 

It is important to keep the children’s fingers busy to strengthen them, ready for writing, and playdough is a great activity that helps with this.  The children enjoyed squashing playdough onto picture mats to make sheep pictures. 

We had a yummy cooking session in the week, where the children helped peel and chop bananas to make healthy smoothies. 

Our younger children continued to match and name colours, and used tweezers to grab coloured pompoms and place them in the correct pots.  This is much harder than it looks as their fingers are still learning. 

As part of our learning during the season of Lent, Hopscotch children are learning how to say sorry.  We thought how saying sorry makes us feel, and then made some sorry spinners with happy and sad faces on.   

Finally, we began making our Easter cards, using a painting technique of rolling a marble in paint across our egg shaped paper.  The children have also practised writing their names for inside their cards. Great work everyone!

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